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afflicted

[ uh-flik-tid ]
/ əˈflɪk tɪd /
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adjective
greatly distressed or troubled by bodily or mental pain:The severity of these symptoms predicts how well the afflicted individuals can live independently and maintain employment.
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Usually the afflicted . a person or persons distressed or troubled in such a way:Behind each of these killer diseases is the pain of despair, loneliness, and loss in the lives of the bereaved and the afflicted.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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OTHER WORDS FROM afflicted

af·flict·ed·ness, nounun·af·flict·ed, adjectiveun·af·flict·ed·ly, adverbun·af·flict·ed·ness, noun
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